The name of Jesus is the most powerful name there is in heaven and on earth. He was given this name by the father when he made himself of no reputation and took the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. Though he was God he never counted this as something to hold on but humbled himself and became obedient unto death on the cross Phil 2:5-10. The sacrifice Jesus made of emptying himself of being God and taking the form of men made him have a superior name both in heaven and on earth. At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess both in heaven and on earth that Jesus is LORD (JEHOVAH).
What does this name mean to a believer?
The primary meaning of the name Lord is the “self-existent one”. “He that is who He is” therefore the eternal “I AM”. “Havah” from where Jehovah or Yahweh is derived signifies “to become” that is to “become known”, that is pointing to a continuous and increasing revelation. The Name Lord or Jehovah is a redemption Name of the deity. The significance of this name is its appearance following the creation of man. It was God(Elohim) who said let’s create a man in our image and likeness but when a man as in the second chapter of Genesis is to fill this scene and become dominant over creation, it is the Lord God (Jehovah Elohim ) who acts. We have the name of God who ACTS in our lives. Whenever we invoke the name of the Lord Jesus in our circumstances, He moves into actions.
Secondly, the name has got His redemptive power. In his redemptive relation to man, Jehovah has seven compound Names which reveals him as meeting every need of man. Let us see who Jesus is as he relates to man’s needs;
- Jehovah Jireh “the Lord the provider
- Jehovah –rapha our healer
- Jehovah-nissi the lord our banner. He gives our victory over our battles
- Jehovah-shalom our peace
- Jehovah-raah the lord our shepherd
- Jehovah-tsidkenu the lord our righteousness
- Jehovah-shammah the Lord is present.
Thus Jesus received the name Lord (Jehovah) that he may fulfill all human desires whenever we pray. When we pray in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ we confess that God who is all sufficient is able to give us everything we ask. John 16:24 Jesus gave us his name as access to the wealth and the treasure of God’s kingdom. Are you in battle whether physically or spiritually use the name of Jesus Jehovah-Nissi? Do you need peace in your life the name of Jesus Jehovah Shalom is availed to you? Are you sick in your body Jesus Name is our healer. Do you feel alone like in the wilderness without hope Jesus our god shepherd is with you. Do you feel as you are forsaken and nobody cares about you? Jesus our Lord is ever-present. Are you lacking in anything, we have the name Jehovah Jireh our provider. Are you struggling with sins or iniquity we have a name to over this Jesus our Lord the righteousness of God.
Place you faith in this name and God will deliver you from all your struggles in life.